further adventures in (red) lace

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Five layers later (yes, that’s five!) we are nearly done with the skating dress! We started by making all the layers, then we put them together on the doll herself (after we first wrapped her torso with aluminum foil, to help keep us from stitching the dress to her cloth body.) First was the underbodice, which is rather like a strapless swimsuit. Then we added the skirts, the overbodice, two layers of red tulle for some color help, and finally the lace, which is just basted on at present. We may also throw on some sequins for good measure — who doesn’t love a little sparkle?

As you can guess, this is a pretty intense hand-stitching project! We were able to machine the skirt layers on, but other than that, it’s been hand-stitching all the way. Now, all that’s left is to permanently stitch the lace down…


–Melinda and Melody



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